Misericordia University awards tenure, promotions to faculty members

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Misericordia University

Misericordia University recently awarded tenure and promotion to five members of the faculty: Joseph Curran, Ph.D., Dallas, was promoted to professor of religious studies; Amanda M. Caleb, Ph.D., Dallas, was promoted to associate professor of English and tenured; Kelly Filipkowski, Ph.D., Wyoming, was promoted to associate professor of psychology and tenured; David Gargone, Ed.D., Dickson City, was promoted to associate professor of business and tenured; and Kathleen Sheikh, Ph.D., F.N.P.-B.C., C.N.E., Mountain Top, was promoted to associate professor of nursing and tenured.

Curran is executive director of the Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University and chair of the Department of Religious Studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton and a doctorate in theological ethics from Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts.

Caleb joined the Misericordia faculty in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and gender studies from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, and received her master’s degree in 19th century studies and doctorate in English literature from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England. She was the recipient of Misericordia’s 2015 Pauly and Sidney Friedman Excellence in Service Award.

Caleb serves as advisor to the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and is coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts program that offers Misericordia University students a seamless transition into the master’s degree program in English Literature at the University of Reading in Reading, England.

Filipkowski earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in social psychology from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York, and a Master of Science degree in sport psychology from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Gargone is director of the Sport Management Program and joined the Misericordia faculty in 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from The University of Scranton, Scranton, an Master of Arts in Teaching degree in secondary education from Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, and earned a doctorate in sports management from the U.S. Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama.

Sheikh is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and certified as a nurse educator. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Phi Chapter at Misericordia University. Dr. Sheikh holds a doctorate from Widener University, Chester, a Master of Science degree in nursing from Misericordia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Villanova University, Villanova.